Skyworks Claims Rival Infringed LED Driver Tech

Law360, New York (January 3, 2014, 2:40 PM EST) -- Semiconductor manufacturer Skyworks Solutions hit competitor Kinetic Technologies Inc. with a patent infringement lawsuit in California federal court Thursday, accusing Kinetic of ripping off its patented designs to develop LED driver circuits.

Skyworks claims that Kinetic, which was founded by former Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc. employees Jan Nilsson and Kin Shum, is infringing Skyworks’ patents for circuits used to power light-emitting diodes. AATI applied for one of the patents while Nilsson, who is listed as an inventor on both patents, and Shum worked at the company,...
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